No Left-Out People

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The assumption in this thesis is that the left-out population of the world impoverishes each of us; and that when everyone is achieving his or her personal actualization it will improve the possibilities and opportunities for all of us. This is only the beginning of an exploration. Therefore it is expressed as a visual Mind Map. In this form it suggests a multitude of avenues for future exploration, and is open to whole new streams of concepts. It is far from drawing conclusions. Please click the link above to view the Map.

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A Participating Civilization

The Potential for our Species


I.         The left-out people

A.    lack of personal vision

B.    poor

1.    economically disadvantaged

a.    culturally disadvantaged

b.    personally uninterested / unmotivated

2.    Whole 3rd world countries

C.    uneducated

1.    capabilities not utilized

a.    Everyone is capable!

2.    low self esteem

D.    mentally challenged

1.    capabilities not utilized

a.    Everyone is capable!

2.    low self esteem

E.    skills unrecognized or not valued

F.     people who cannot see options

1.    lack of imagination

2.    lack of doors opened by parents/society

II.       Why Participate

A.    A life is too valuable to waste

B.    We are given time to buy joy, participation magnifies the joy

C.    Life can be worthwhile & fun

D.    There is no limit to what humans can achieve if they want to work together

1.    What might be possible?

a.    End of hunger

b.    no child unwanted

c.    universal health

d.    a healthy & sustainable ecosystem on Earth

e.    no need for crime or exploitation

f.     Personal fulfillment

g.    discover the real human destiny

III.      Reasons not to participate

A.    Existing systems do not benefit the individual

B.    better reception from those who prey on the disadvantaged

C.    feeling unmotivated

D.    feeling not worthy

E.    feeling left out

IV.      Who does participate

A.    people who want to play the game

B.    professionals who have made an investment

C.    People who can visualize their social/professional career path

V.        Remedies for non-participants

A.    Each needs to see opportunities that are personally valuable

VI.      Systems of exclusion

A.    The educational system

1.    Current system selects for a certain range of talents (and excludes others)

2.    teachers cannot teach what they do not have

B.    the hierarchy of society/culture

C.    limited range of expectations

D.    the western corporation

E.    Lack of role models

VII.    Room and opportunities for everybody

A.    must want to participate - not have to

1.    opportunity to discover possibilities

a.    discover passion

b.    explore hobbies

c.    innovation

d.    personal growth

e.    growth in non-traditional directions

f.     feel that we are making bigger pies, not competing for a small slice

g.    feel empowered

B.    driven by passion - not just economic necessity

VIII.   Who can / is responsible for facilitating participation?

A.    Government policy

B.    Government agencies

C.    community groups/societies

1.    new initiatives seem required!

D.    existing programs and organizations

IX.      Philosophical issues

A.    "If you become a 'have' like me, I will loose"

1.    fear

a.    'others' are okay

2.    love

3.    environment

a.    scarcity

B.    current economic measures

C.    Society's concepts of success


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